U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding reports that the White House is asking Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to drop efforts to combine Ukraine aid with a larger COVID spending bill. 

“Good — Ukraine aid shouldn’t get bogged down in partisan politics. Aid for Zelensky was less than one percent of the last mega-spending deal that Washington logrolled. This is really simple: If we want Ukraine to win, we need to continue to arm them to the teeth. A clean Ukraine bill will have the votes. Let’s get this done.”